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Aravive Inc (ARAV.OQ)

ARAV.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Fredric Eshelman

72 2020 Independent Chairman of the Board

Gail McIntyre

57 2020 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Vinay Shah

58 2018 Chief Financial Officer

Reshma Rangwala

2020 Chief Medical Officer

Michael Rogers

60 2020 Director

Amato Giaccia

61 2018 Independent Director

Raymond Tabibiazar

49 2018 Independent Director

Eric Zhang

39 2018 Independent Director

Mike Zanoni

2018 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Fredric Eshelman

Dr. Fredric N. Eshelman Pharm.D. serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Dr. Eshelman is the Founder of Eshelman Ventures, LLC, an investment company primarily interested in healthcare companies. Previously, he founded and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc. (PPDI) prior to the sale of the company to private equity interests. After PPD, he served as founding chairman and was the largest shareholder of Furiex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (FURX), a company which in-licensed and rapidly developed new medicines. Furiex was sold to Forest Laboratories Inc. (which was later acquired by Actavis) in 2014. His career has also included positions as SVP development and board member of the former Glaxo, Inc., as well as management positions with Beecham Laboratories and Boehringer Mannheim Pharmaceuticals. He is currently chairman of several biotechs, and previously was chairman of The Medicines Company (MDCO) and was on the board of Bausch Health (BHC). Dr. Eshelman has served on the executive committee of the Medical Foundation of North Carolina and was appointed by the North Carolina General Assembly to serve on the Board of Governors for the state's multi-campus university system (chair of audit committee), as well as the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. In addition, he chairs the board of visitors for the School of Pharmacy at University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC-CH). The school was named the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in recognition of his many contributions to the school and the profession.

Gail McIntyre

Dr. Gail F. McIntyre Ph.D. serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Dr. McIntyre has served as the Company’s Chief Scientific Officer since February 2019. Dr. McIntyre also served as the Company’s Senior Vice President of Research and Development from October 12, 2018, when the Company, then known as Versartis, Inc., and Aravive Biologics, Inc. (“Private Aravive”), completed a merger and reorganization (the “Merger”), pursuant to which Private Aravive survived as the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, until February 2019 and served as Private Aravive’s Senior Vice President of Research and Development from January 2017 to October 2018 and a consultant to Private Aravive from August 2016 until January 2017. Having brought multiple drugs to market, Dr. McIntyre has more than 25 years of experience in drug development, strategic business development, licensing and M&A activities. Dr. McIntyre has served as a principal at IntelliDev Consulting, LLC providing consulting services to several biotechnology companies for three years, while also serving as Vice President of Development for Meryx, Inc. from January 2014 until January 2016. Prior to that, Dr. McIntyre held the position of Senior Vice President of Research at Furiex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and previously served as head of PPD’s compound partnering business. At both Furiex and PPD, she strategized and managed all preclinical and clinical activities for drug development programs and was responsible for identification of new partnering opportunities and technical due diligence for both in-licensing opportunities and new business acquisitions. At PPD, she led the partnering and the in-licensing of Alogliptin from Syrrx, Inc. at pre-IND stage and the licensing to Takeda at Phase 2. Dr. McIntyre received her B.A. in Biology from Merrimack College. She earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry and Biophysics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Vinay Shah

Mr. Vinay Shah serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Shah also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Private Aravive since 2010, initially as a consultant and from 2017 as an employee. Mr. Shah brings more than 18 years of financial management experience in the medical device and biopharmaceutical industries to our company. From 2008 until 2016, he served in various positions at Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, including Executive Director of Finance and Executive Director of Strategy Analytics, initially as a consultant and since 2010 as an employee. Before Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc., Mr. Shah worked for Cardinal Health’s medical device group in various finance management positions. The group was subsequently consolidated and spun off as CareFusion and then sold to Becton, Dickinson and Company. His prior work experience includes positions at Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP (“PwC”) and KPMG in India and the Middle East. Mr. Shah received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ranchi University in India.

Reshma Rangwala

Dr. Reshma Rangwala M.D., Ph.D. serves as Chief Medical Officer of the Company. Dr. Rangwala has more than a decade of experience in oncology and drug development. Previously, she served as Vice President, Medical, at Genmab where she led the clinical development program for a first-in-class antibody drug conjugate and managed clinical strategy, protocol development, data monitoring, data analysis, study report authoring, and biologic licensing application preparations. Prior to that, she served as Executive Clinical Director at Merck & Co., where she was involved in the clinical development of KEYTRUDA in non-small cell lung cancer and gynecologic malignancies. She received her B.S. in Biology from Duke University and her M.D./Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Rangwala completed her internal medicine residency at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO and her medical oncology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Michael Rogers

Mr. Michael W. Rogers serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Rogers most recently served as Chief Financial Officer at Aerpio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARPO). Prior to Aerpio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., he served as Chief Financial Officer at Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACOR) and held executive and leadership positions at BG Medicine, Indevus Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Endo Pharmaceuticals), Advanced Health Corporation and Autoimmune. Mr. Rogers currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Akebia Therapeutics (Nasdaq Global Market: AKBA), with previous advisory experience at Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals and Coronado Biosciences. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rogers was an investment banker at Lehman Brothers and PaineWebber, where he focused on life sciences companies. He earned his M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and received his bachelor’s degree from Union College.

Amato Giaccia

Dr. Amato Giaccia Ph.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Prior to the closing date of the Merger, he also served as a member of the board of directors of Private Aravive from August 2010 to October 2018 and as Acting Chief Scientific Officer of Private Aravive from January 2017 until the Merger was completed on October 12, 2018. Dr. Giaccia also served as Professor of Radiation Oncology, Associate Chair for Research & Director of the Division of Radiation & Cancer Biology in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine, a position he has held since 2011 and has been a Director of Oxford Institute of Radiation Oncology since January 2019. He is also the Associate Director for Basic Science and leader of the Radiation Biology Program in Stanford Cancer Institute. He has also served as the Director of the Cancer Biology Interdisciplinary Graduate Program and is currently the “Jack, Lulu and Sam Willson Professor in Cancer Biology” in the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Giaccia received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Raymond Tabibiazar

Dr. Raymond Tabibiazar M.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Tabibiazar is Private Aravive’s founder and served as the Chairman of Private Aravive’s board of directors and as Private Aravive’s President and Chief Executive Officer from its inception in 2007 to April 2017 and as Executive Chairman since May 2017. In addition to his role at Private Aravive, since April 2010 Dr. Tabibiazar also is the Managing Director of 525 Ventures, a life sciences strategic consulting company working with both public and private biopharmaceutical firms. Dr. Tabibiazar also served from October 2018 until April 2019 as Senior Vice President of Twist Bioscience, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed public company that manufactures synthetic DNA for clients in the biotechnology industry and from January 2016 until October 2018 as an advisor to Twist Bioscience, Inc. Prior to founding Private Aravive, Dr. Tabibiazar was a Venture Partner at Bay City Capital LLC, a large venture capital firm in the Bay Area. Prior to that, Dr. Tabibiazar served as the Chief Scientific Officer of Aviir, Inc., a molecular diagnostic company, as well as Vice President of Translational Research of VIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a cardiometabolic therapeutic company. Before moving to industry, Dr. Tabibiazar was a practicing cardiologist and an adjunct clinical instructor in medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Tabibiazar received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and trained as an internist and cardiologist at Stanford University, while also receiving finance education at Stanford Business School. Dr. Tabibiazar received board certifications in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, and Cardiovascular Imaging.

Eric Zhang

Mr. Eric Zhang serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Zhang is the Managing Partner of New Era Technologies Management Ltd., a company he founded in 2016, which is a multi-strategy investor in biotechnology and applied physical sciences companies. From 2013 until 2016, when he founded New Era Technologies Management Ltd, Mr. Zhang was the manager of his family office investments. Mr. Zhang joined J.P. Morgan’s China Investment Banking team in Hong Kong in 2006. In the subsequent seven years, Mr. Zhang worked for Macquarie Capital and Barclays Capital in Hong Kong, responsible for covering clients in the healthcare and technology sectors in the Greater China region. Mr. Zhang received a Bachelor of Commerce and BA in Economics from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.

Mike Zanoni

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Fredric Eshelman

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Gail McIntyre

713,495

Vinay Shah

650,038

Reshma Rangwala

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Michael Rogers

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Amato Giaccia

120,929

Raymond Tabibiazar

119,679

Eric Zhang

118,429

Mike Zanoni

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As Of  31 Dec 2019